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Infrastructure & Communication

Limited resources and lack of reliable telecommunication places many Yanomami communities at risk of devastating epidemics, including Covid-19. The Yanomami Foundation supports projects that reinforce infrastructures such as medical clinics and schools in order to advance education programs and enhance communication systems. Much more work is to be done to fortify and equip already existing hotspots in Yanomami territory.

By improving existing infrastructure and communication systems, we will enhance the monitoring of Yanomami health situations leading to improved disease surveillance and medical response times, as well as limit the spread of infectious diseases through culturally sensitive public health training and workshops. Furthermore, we willl enhance reliable emergency transportation of patients and medical personnel to outpatient clinics.

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We are mindful of the ecological footprints of various technologies and tools utilized in the Yanomami territory. However, clean energy and power supply is necessary for Yanomami programs and to protect the Amazon. Thus, a signifcant part of our work implements advanced, innovative, zero-emissions technologies to help us accomplish objectives that require complex energy needs and minimize the output of harmful pollutants and toxins.

Furthemore, our impact will help decrease the region’s dependency on fossil fuels, propel critical research, and facilitate medical programs. By sharing resources with the Yanomami programs and other support groups we build intercultural and international trust as we all work towards achieving the same goals.

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Our Infrastructure & Communication Projects

  • Installing reliable satellite communication systems at Yanomami schools and medical clinics

  • Replacing gas-powered outboard motors with fully electric ones

  • Decreasing dependency on fossil fuels by installing solar panels and reliable off-grid battery supplies

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